$25 gas cards, gift certificates offered as vaccine incentives | News

Residents age 12 and over can receive gas cards and gift certificates as incentives for completing their COVID-19 vaccination series or getting booster shots.

Beginning Tuesday, people getting shots at Northern and Southern Region Community Health Centers, Agana Shopping Center and senior citizen outreach clinics can choose between IP&E gift certificates for $25 of gas at Shell Stations or $25 at Shell Foody’s Guam stores.

The incentive program is 100% federally funded.

“Our local Public Health has worked closely with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on this approved incentive initiative which comes at a critical time in our economic recovery. In order to bring tourists back to enjoy our island, we must remain a safe destination, and we do this by maintaining high vaccination rates,” Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero said in a news release.

“Our administration looks forward to distributing gas cards and gift certificates to our residents who keep updated with their COVID-19 shots. Through this program, we encourage those who delayed completing their primary series or booster dose to take the time to do so and reap the benefits of maximum protection from the virus,” the governor said in the release.

“With the summer months upon us and travel restrictions lifted for most destinations, now is the time to ensure you and your family are fully immunized and protected from severe illness and hospitalization. Please get fully vaccinated and boosted and continue to protect the progress we’ve made battling this pandemic.”

To be eligible for the incentives, residents must be at least 12 years old and complete the last dose in a primary vacation series or get the first or second booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

“While all restrictions have been lifted, we cannot forget the mitigation efforts that have helped us return to normalcy, most especially the COVID-19 vaccine,” Lt. Gov. Josh Tenorio said in the release. “With the rising cost of fuel, these incentives will bring more than just direct relief at the pump but also bring our people out to our vaccination clinics.”

Shots are available 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday on the second floor of Agana Shopping Center, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Northern Region Health Center and 9 a.m.-noon Monday through Friday at the Southern Region Health Center.